Media release: P.A.D.S. Community Network is a group of unhoused people, community members, and volunteers sharing space at Chebucto and Dublin Streets (at the space formerly known as Meagher Park now renamed People’s Park).
PSA: The amazing Dartmouth North Public Library is trying to host FREE KIDS HAIRCUTS for Back-to-School so kids in the neighbourhood can look good and feel good heading back to class, regardless of their income. The funding they were expecting has not materialized and now we need to raise $1,000 by Friday or else it will be cancelled.
Sunil Sarwal reflects on the forceful eviction by Halifax police and city of poor people living in tents and crisis shelters.
Renters looking unsuccessfully for a place to live in Nova Scotia may have more to blame than just bad luck and a lack of affordable housing. Members of Nova Scotia ACORN have found that there are at least two “bad tenants” blacklists maintained by landlords in Nova Scotia.
Equity Watch: The most violent police conduct occurred in the front yard of the former (now empty) Halifax public library on Spring Garden Road. The library, which has been vacant for more than five years, could be home to scores of Haligonians without homes.
PSA: As an agency providing housing and support to those involved in the justice system—we are troubled by a response to homelessness that employed punitive strategies which were harmful and traumatizing.
Brenda Thompson on the city’s long history of pushing poor people out of sight on the very site of this week’s violent evictions. “The crappy treatment of poor people on this piece of land is historic.”
News release: Nova Scotia Parents for Public Education denounces the actions taken by the city and Halifax Regional Police on Wed, August 18. We are disappointed and dismayed at the flimsy excuses and lies offered to explain their actions.
Media release: No More Warehousing: The Nova Scotia Association for Inclusive Homes and Supports strongly condemns the brutal actions taken by the Halifax Regional Police on August 18th. We also condemn the demonstrably untrue responses made by Halifax Mayor Mike Savage, Police Chief Dan Kinsella, and members of the HRM Municipal Council.
There’s lots wrong with Wednesday’s efforts by the city to push the unhoused out of sight, but there is hope in the way its citizens’ responded, writes Brooklyn Connolly.